Child poverty rates by metro/nonmetro residence, 1989-2013

Percent poor

Line graph with 4 lines and 25 points per line.

Line 1, Metro (CPS)*.
Point 1, 1989 is 19.
Point 2, 1990 is 20.
Point 3, 1991 is 21.6.
Point 4, 1992 is 21.4.
Point 5, 1993 is 22.3.
Point 6, 1994 is 21.5.
Point 7, 1995 is 20.4.
Point 8, 1996 is 20.
Point 9, 1997 is 19.2.
Point 10, 1998 is 18.5.
Point 11, 1999 is 16.2.
Point 12, 2000 is 15.5.
Point 13, 2001 is 15.4.
Point 14, 2002 is 16.
Point 15, 2003 is 17.1.
Point 16, 2004 is 17.3.
Point 17, 2005 is 17.2.
Point 18, 2006 is 16.6.
Point 19, 2007 is 17.2.
Point 20, 2008 is 18.5.
Point 21, 2009 is 20.2.
Point 22, 2010 is 21.6.
Point 23, 2011 is 21.2.
Point 24, 2012 is 20.9.
Line 2, Nonmetro (CPS)*.
Point 1, 1989 is 21.8.
Point 2, 1990 is 22.8.
Point 3, 1991 is 22.4.
Point 4, 1992 is 23.4.
Point 5, 1993 is 24.1.
Point 6, 1994 is 22.9.
Point 7, 1995 is 22.4.
Point 8, 1996 is 22.4.
Point 9, 1997 is 22.7.
Point 10, 1998 is 20.4.
Point 11, 1999 is 19.8.
Point 12, 2000 is 19.1.
Point 13, 2001 is 20.2.
Point 14, 2002 is 19.8.
Point 15, 2003 is 20.2.
Point 16, 2004 is 20.5.
Point 17, 2005 is 19.8.
Point 18, 2006 is 21.8.
Point 19, 2007 is 22.1.
Point 20, 2008 is 21.5.
Point 21, 2009 is 23.5.
Point 22, 2010 is 24.4.
Point 23, 2011 is 25.6.
Point 24, 2012 is 26.7.
Line 3, Metro (ACS)*.
Point 21, 2009 is 19.2.
Point 22, 2010 is 20.9.
Point 23, 2011 is 21.8.
Point 24, 2012 is 21.9.
Point 25, 2013 is 21.6.
Line 4, Nonmetro (ACS)*.
Point 21, 2009 is 24.2.
Point 22, 2010 is 25.4.
Point 23, 2011 is 26.3.
Point 24, 2012 is 26.2.
Point 25, 2013 is 26.2.

Note: Metro status of some counties changed in 1984, 1994, 2004, and 2014; metro and nonmetro rates are imputed for those years. Source: Calculated by ERS using data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey 1990-2013 and annual American Community Survey estimates for 2009-13. *CPS poverty status is based on family income in prior year and ACS poverty status is based on family income in the past 12 months.